Advocacy in Public Policy
Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation
The Ministry of Justice and Reconciliation focuses on areas of justice. The primary components of this ministry are Advocacy (Public Policy) and Race and Cultural Relations. A work group of volunteers assesses issues and assists staff in implementing strategies for each component. Recommendations for action and proposed policy statements are presented to the Board of Directors. The Board affirms, edits, or returns to the work group for further work these proposals. After Board adoption, implementation begins.
Advocacy (Public Policy)
A large part of the Council’s mission involves working on legislative issues. Although this area falls under the Ministry and Reconciliation, we know that any of our work areas may involve an advocacy component. Therefore, staff and work group from all areas of life of the Council work together to determine the best use of resources and time. Recent advocacy issues include:
In partnership with SC Appleseed Center for Legal Justice, SC AARP and other organizations and individuals, the Council continues to advocate legislation regulating predatory lending practices in SC. Legislation.
Bringing Federal Health Care dollars to SC.
The South Carolina Christian Action Council has advocated since 2012 for legislation to bring the Federal dollars of the Affordable Care Act to SC. The Council is a founding member of a coalition formed in 2014 which is pressing this call.
Go to www.ClosetheGapSC.com for a live count of the dollars South Carolina is loosing daily while we wait for this legislation, other information and resources, included a way to contact your Legislators today to share your voice to this vital call.Click here to see a summary of the Council’s current statements on public policy issues.